Film Review – PLAY MISTY FOR ME (1971)

Image result for play misty for me blu-rayPlay Misty for Me (1971; USA; Technicolor; 102m) ∗∗∗∗  d. Clint Eastwood; w. Jo Heims, Dean Riesner; ph. Bruce Surtees; m. Dee Barton.  Cast: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch, Jack Ging, Irene Hervey, James McEachin, Don Siegel, Clarice Taylor, Duke Everts, Tim Frawley, Brit Lind, George Fargo, Mervin W. Frates, Otis Kadani. A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture. Slick, effective psychological thriller with an unnerving performance from Walter. The taut narrative only slows in an unnecessary detour to the Monterey Jazz Festival. Sumptuously photographed by Surtees. Eastwood’s directorial debut. The first scene he shot was his former director Don Siegel’s cameo as a bartender. [15]